“That’s such a confusing thing to me, because you believe that God gave you the Earth, that God created the Earth for you. Why would you not have to look after it? Why would you not think that, when he came back, he’d go ‘What the fuck did you do? I gave this to you motherfucker, are you crazy? The polar bears are brown, what’d you do?! What’d you do to the polar bears, did you shit all over every polar bear? Who spilled this shit? Come over here, did you spill this? What is that?
(sniveling idiot voice) ‘It’s oil, it’s just some oil. I didn’t mean to spill it’
‘Well why did you take it out of the fucking ground?
‘Cause I wanted to go faster, it’s not fast enough, and it was cold’
‘What the fuck do you mean it’s cold? I gave you everything you needed you piece of shit.’
‘Well cause jobs, I wanted a job’
‘What is a job? Explain to me, what’s a fucking job?’
‘You work at a place and people call when their game doesn’t work and you help them figure it out’
‘What do you that for?’
‘What do you need MONEY for?’
‘Just eat the shit on the floor, I left shit all over the floor, fucking corn and wheat and shit, ground it up make some bread what are you doing?’
‘Yeah but it doesn’t have bacon on it, I like when it has like bacon on it’”
…a snippet from Louis C.K. “Live at the Beacon Theatre”
A good amount of people in this world are so completely out of touch with the reality that our home, “God’s green earth,” is a living, breathing organism just like any one of you and me, which yields the inevitable possibility that it can become sick and will some day die. It is by our hands, as the most intelligent species who has the power to sway life as we know it in one direction or another, to make sure that she is healthy, alive, and well. And I don’t think we do that great of a job at it, at least not as the most “powerful nation” in the world. The ironic thing is that the countries who don’t have all of the gadgets and gizmos as the US does, maintain a life… a perfect give and take… as nature intends. The people live off of the land and give back just as much as it provides. Then there are other lower life forms that we live amongst; these forms also live in complete harmony with mother nature, treating her exactly as she treats them with respect, love, care, and with a two-way road which allows life to flourish. It’s a tremendous cycle of give and take; of life and death.
Over the past 150 years, humans have created solutions whose aim is to promote daily life or to make daily life easier, but in-turn, a majority of these solutions have actually created life-degrading problems in the long term. For example…
We are told to curb our pets, to clean up after them, to follow around a friendly species whom we claim to be “ours” with a will-not-degrade-for-another-500 years plastic bag for the purpose of placing a completely natural and life-giving pile of poop to keep the earth “clean.” HOW THE HELL does that make sense?
We, as humans, eliminate our waste into the source of all life, water. We take this rich grouping of the elements hydrogen and oxygen, and dump bacterial waste into it, thus making it unsuitable to drink while there are literally thousands, if not millions, of thirsty species out there dying on a daily basis because of a lack of clean water. Here we are shitting into it because it makes daily life easy… not shitting into the ground to replenish the soil with rich bacteria so new life can grow… no, we are just taking from this great earth.
We release deadly toxins into the air on a by-the-second basis. Take a trip on the New Jersey Turnpike near New York City and you’ll smell the scent of death as you pass by the power plants (no offense, Jerseyins… but you know that part of your state is horrid and leaves a foul stench in your nasal cavity). Our atmosphere is THE ONLY thing that protects all life on this earth from the “elements” of outer space. It protects us as a dense shield from extraterrestrial threats, and it also sustains life as an interactive canopy. We are treating it as if it’s nothing… perhaps because most of us know nothing about it, are not really aware of it, or do not care to care. Los Angeles has smog alerts for Christ sake because of all the air pollution. Like… what the fuck, people? And we think that watching The Walking Dead every week is such an important experience? Fuck!
We have completed degraded the soil and food supply on a commercial level for the purpose of profit; not for the betterment of nutrition, not for the betterment of breeding life as “God” intends, and not for anything remotely beneficial for life to survive in the long term. Companies have learned how to mass produce processed/mutated garbage that our bodies are so intelligent to convert into energy (*cough* food) at the expense of the soil, at the expense of the animals and insects, at the expense of the immediate proximity and world-scale ecosystems, at the expense of human lives… all to make a couple extra bucks.
We smoke cigarettes. That is a thing. We inhale deadly toxins ON PURPOSE and then release those toxins into the air……….
The food industry is a joke. The medical system is a joke. The government is a joke. No one gives a fuck about the planet because they only care about the profit. We have the power, the intelligence, and I’d put money on the fact that we are able to turn our way of life around 180 degrees with the snap of a finger to better serve, protect, and give back to our planet. But, since it will leave a lot of rich people broke in the interim and those rich people pretty much run our society behind veiled walls, but I have a hard time fathoming that perspective shift will be on a massive scale in the near future. There are even cures for cancer out there… it’s called, “Stop fucking up the planet, stop fucking up the food we eat, stop fucking up the animals and plants we live amongst, and your health will reap the benefits of living in cycle harmony of give and take, as ‘God’ has so graciously given to us.”